Saturday TV Ratings 10/31/20: SNL Narrowly Down in Final Pre-Election Show, Ohio State vs. Penn State College Football Game Dominates (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: ABC's 'College Football' game (1.4) comfortably outperformed Fox's game (0.5), the alphabet network topped the night while Fox beat every non-ABC program that aired from 8-10pm. NBC's 'Saturday Night Live' (1.3) lost a tenth from its last original with host John Mulaney and musical guest The Strokes. Leading into 'SNL' was a repeat of 'Weakest Link' (0.3), an encore of 'Ellen's Game of Games' (0.4), and 'SNL Vintage' (0.3). CBS had steady editions of 'Manhunt: Deadly Games' (0.2/0.2) and '48 Hours' (0.3). 

Finals Update: ABC's 'College Football' game (1.6, +0.2) adjusted up alongside both episodes of 'Manhunt: Deadly Games' (0.3, +0.1; 0.3, +0.1) on CBS. NBC's repeats of 'Weakest Link' (0.2, -0.1) and 'Ellen's Game of Games' (0.2, -0.2) adjusted down.



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Viewers (mil)


8 PMCollege Football: OH St. v. Penn St.1.6/136.53ABC

College Football: OK v. TX Tech0.5/42.12Fox

Manhunt: Deadly Games0.3/21.61CBS

Weakest Link (R)0.2/21.75NBC
9 PMManhunt: Deadly Games0.3/21.55CBS

Ellen's Game of Games (R)0.2/21.34NBC
10 PM48 Hours0.3/22.69CBS

SNL Vintage0.3/22.00NBC

11:30 PMSaturday Night Live1.3/126.84NBC
(R) = repeat

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